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NCAA Game Summary - Radford at Florida



(Wednesday, December 22nd)

Final Score: (20) Florida 66, Radford 55

Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) - Erving Walker had 20 points to help 20th- ranked Florida take down Radford, 66-55, at the O'Connell Center.

Kenny Boynton scored 11 points while Chandler Parsons added nine points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Gators (9-3), who bounced back from a 71-68 overtime loss to Jacksonville on Monday.

Jonathan Edwards had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Highlanders (2-9), who have dropped their past nine games after winning their first two to start the season.

"We played hard. We played a pretty good defensive game," said Radford head coach Brad Greenberg. "Our zone was active. We turned the ball over too often and they were very aggressive and very successful in getting offensive rebounds, so those two areas really hurt us."

Florida led this game from start to finish, getting the first two baskets and scoring 15 of the first 18 points as Will Yeguete's pair of free throws made it a 15-3 game just over eight minutes in.

An Edwards three-point play and another bucket from Edwards moments later got the Highlanders to within seven at 23-16, and he got a slam in the final moments of the half to make it a 31-24 Florida lead.

The game remained tight through the first several minutes of the second half, but Florida gave itself some breathing space with a 9-0 run that Vernon Macklin capped with a three-point play for a 45-29 lead just over five minutes in.

Florida built its lead to as many as 18 points with Boynton's three-ball making it a 58-40 contest with under five minutes remaining.

Radford scored nine straight points to get back to single-digits, but it came with just over a minute to play.

Game Notes

Radford hosts Dickinson College next Tuesday...Florida also has off until next Tuesday when it will host Fairfield...This was the first meeting between these two teams...Radford made 50.0 percent of its shots, but turned the ball over 24 times...Florida made 40.4 percent of its shots.

12/22 23:42:28 ET

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